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England’s clashes with Iran and the United States with Wales smack of stadium politics

Doha – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: the matches of the second day of the World Cup in Qatar see strong clashes, but the focus is on in particular to the clashes of the second round, which includes the English national team, which faces Iran in a fiery battle in which the policy is present in the green rectangle. The United States of America also faces the Welsh dragon, with the other confrontation fiery when the United States and Iran meet, and England against Wales. The England national team, led by manager Gareth Southgate, will begin their campaign in the current edition of the World Cup against their Iranian counterparts, at the Khalifa International Stadium in the Qatari capital, Doha. English fans are eagerly awaiting a honorable result for their team against Iran, just as British politicians are eagerly awaiting a victory over Tehran, which they are facing in the field of sanctions due to Iran’s nuclear programme. Southgate has strong ambitions to win the World Cup, especially as the England national team includes a world-famous group of players. The England national team had reached the golden square in the previous edition of the World Cup that had been held in Russia in 2018. This is the 16th participation of the England national team in the World Cup finals, given that in it had previously played 69 games and managed to achieve 29 wins and 21 draws, while losing 19 games, its players scored 91 goals and conceded 63, while it was crowned the title once in the 1966 edition. The team in competition, Iran, which is participating and all eyes are there due to the current situation in the country facing sanctions, enters the confrontation with the desire to win match points. The Iranian captain hinted at the protests in course in his country and said that he and his teammates should be “the voice of the people” in the match against England, underlining that he cannot deny the crisis situation in Iran. Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz holds an illustrious record with the Iranian national team after leading them to the World Cup finals in 2014 and 2018 versions, and with his recent return to lead the coaching staff in the 2022 World Cup, the 69-year-old Portuguese manager is not he is looking forward to a historic milestone as he leads the Iranian national team, to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history. During the friendlies directed by Queiroz in preparation for the World Cup, the Iranian national team beat Uruguay with a clear goal, then drew with Senegal with a goal for the same in Vienna, before defeating Nicaragua by one goal.


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